HOW and WHY I became an RTT Therapist

I just realized that I haven’t told you how I came to learn RTT and become a therapist.

It’s one of my most favorite stories, so here it is.

Most of you probably know that my husband John had open heart surgery in 2022. His aorta had enlarged to the “it’s about to burst” size, in technical terms. He went in for his regular annual exams in February of that year, and I’ll never forget the call we got on Friday night at 6 pm from his cardiologist. Just seeing his name pop up on a Friday night activated my fight-or-flight response immediately. The cardiologist was so calm and nonchalant about what he was saying: “I am referring you to a surgeon because it looks like your aorta is about 5 mm and they recommend surgery at 5.5. Luckily we got in right away and the surgeon said it’s actually 6 mm, and we need to fix it. NOW. “I can fix it. Let me fix it,” He said.

I don’t think my nervous system was calm for the next 12 months.

By the grace of God and the amazing Dr. Amabile, the 6-hour surgery was a success. Not only did he replace his aorta with a man-made aorta, he also did a triple bypass.

We came home from the hospital after a week, and John slept. A LOT. It’s a bit like having a newborn. When they are sleeping you’re constantly worried, but even that isn’t completely accurate.

I was terrified. 24/7.

I was overwhelmed with fear and kept stacking one horrible thought after the next.

A few weeks later, I was sitting at my desk feeling sorry for myself. Then I’d feel shame for feeling sorry for myself when my husband was going through this, not me. Then I told myself to take my own advice and call a friend. My first friend was sad. Still battling the same depression she had been for years. Trying a new anti-depressant because the one she was taking was making her feel sick and exhausted. I called another friend. She was sobbing. Still battling anxiety and depression. No matter what she did, she couldn’t shake it. All the books and therapy helped a little, but she kept sinking right back into a puddle on the floor. In complete despair.

I sat at my desk in the same place I’m sitting right now, and I prayed.

“God, what actually works?”

and in less than 2 seconds I clearly heard three things:

Blonde hair.

British accent.

Tom Bilyeu.


(I guess that’s 4 things.)

I went to Tom’s YouTube channel and scrolled and scrolled. I remembered an interview with an amazing blonde woman from the UK, but I couldn’t remember her name.

Then I found her.

Marissa Peer. The interview was from December of 2019.

I watched her again and then went to her website. She’s phenomenal, and she’s helped thousands of people get relief from depression, anxiety, phobias, bad habits, and more.

She created a method called Rapid Transformational Therapy. It utilizes hypnotherapy to find the root cause of our suffering, so we can understand it and retrain our perceptions about what has happened to us in the past. Once we understand it, we can release the old meaning we’d attached them, and then install new empowering beliefs.

Then I discovered she was training therapists to do what she had been doing for the previous 30 years.

This was it. I was being guided to this. Specifically Marisa Peer and specifically RTT. I was ELATED!

I immediately scheduled a call so I could sign up! Little did I know, I had to be accepted first.

When the kind British man asked me why I wanted to become an RTT therapist, I told him the same story I just told you.

I think he fell off his chair.

He said he had never heard anyone say that before.

I replied, “Well, I don’t know what else to tell you, but God told me to learn this, so do whatever you need to do to get me in!”

We were both laughing, but I was completely serious and he knew it.

Luckily, I got accepted the next day.

I told John the entire story that evening.

He just listened.

After I had finished, he paused for what seemed to be an hour.

His only response was, “How much does it cost?”

Ya gotta love John.

He loves me so much that he wants me to be happy and he makes sure that we (I) don’t spend too much money.

I signed up that day and started my training.

It took me a little over a year to finish and receive my certification, and it’s been the most incredible experience of my life.

I’ve been able to help myself overcome core beliefs that were keeping me stuck, and I’ve been able to help dozens of amazing clients do the same.

My sister Marilyn and I were discussing our life’s purpose and how to help people find theirs, and this story popped into my brain.

From my experience, it’s pretty simple.

Pray and listen.

That’s where the miracles happen.

Thanks for being here!




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